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The protracted Indo-Naga peace-talk is a dear issue the Nagas are sincerely praying for. The signing of the Framework Agreement on 3rd August, 2015 has brought a ray of hope for an amicable settlement. The talks being held at the highest level and looking at the current situation, we believe that the two governments are serious. We bestow our trust to the people on the negotiating table and meantime pray for the Godly wisdom to prevail.
Perspective | Views: 33 | Added by: admin | Date: 04-Apr-2018 | Comments (0)

By Kharingyo Shimrah

In the time of World War I (1914–18), the British Government recruited a number of labourers and porters from the Naga tribes. As part of the labor corps, around 2000 Nagas and many more from North east led by RS Ruichumhao were sent to France, where, alienated from the other British Indian troops, they developed a sense of unity. They agreed that after returning to their homeland, they will work towards unity and friendship among the various Naga tribes. These Nagas under RS Ruichumhao leadership come together with the British officials, formed the Naga Club in 1918. Mr. R.S. Ruichumhao was one of the few who can speak English and translate to fellow Naga about the ideas of the important of forming Naga Club. No doubt he is one of the visionary leaders who contribute the ideas of forming the Naga Club. However, His name was excluded in the signing of memorandum to Simon Commission because his interest has turn toward spreading of Gospel in Nagalim.

Perspective | Views: 19 | Added by: tangkhul | Date: 02-Apr-2018 | Comments (0)

In short, Mr. R. Suisa biography can be described as- teacher, missionary, politician, revolutionary, thinker and settled down as vegetable vendor in Dimapur town [Nagaland]. In other words, R. Suisa is a Pastor, MLA, MP [Lok Sabha], Naga revolutionary [underground], later resigned from NNC and ventured to put up his proposal of India-Naga issue as Naga well-wisher. Mr. Suisa was born in Somdal Village, western side of Ukhrul district
Perspective | Views: 22 | Added by: tangkhul | Date: 02-Apr-2018 | Comments (0)

The historic ‘Memorandum of the Naga Hills’ that was officially submitted to the Indian Statutory Commission on January 10, 1929 by the Naga Club, also popularly known as the letter to the Simon Commission, ought to be acknowledged as perhaps the starting point for what we have come to understand as the ‘journey of common hope’ for the Naga people.

 

The formation of the Naga Club at Kohima in the year 1918 by the Naga elders was a sincere attempt to bring about a common platform from where the needs and aspirations of the people could be voiced. On the other hand, the letter to the Simon Commission is inspiring in that it had the foresight and vision to recognize early on, the rights of the Naga people, while demonstrating the spirit of oneness that is so lacking today.

Perspective | Views: 78 | Added by: admin | Date: 10-Jan-2018 | Comments (0)

Once in an academic discussion in Jawaharlal Nehru University, a noted historian from the northeast stated that the Kukis and the Nagas are traditional enemy, this was resented by some young Naga scholars and make the historian to retract his statement. It is true that despite the history of the Kuki-Naga relationship was marked by mistrust and suspicion, the enmity between the Nagas and the Kukis are not older than the colonial period.

Perspective | Views: 100 | Added by: admin | Date: 13-Sep-2017 | Comments (0)

As we know that preaching about civil-war in all the platform by K.K. Sema is not a good intention; I have a problem with his intention, every nationalist is skeptical and fishy about his intention. He starts his slogan from “one govt. one tax” and shift to corruption, and again from corruption to Naga politics. His speech divide the Nagas based on the artificial boundaries and targeted to NSCN-IM; and get divided the Nagas into tribal line and imposed artificial boundaries. Nagas has neither caste system nor class system; every Naga is equal, don’t discriminate anyone from any angle. Respect every citizen of Nagalim equally while it’s on ripening political process which harvest will be fruitful. Some of our self proclaim leaders are misleading the innocent and common people; they talk about everything you have ever wish and talk like a concern citizens but their intention is to kill Naga National right.

Perspective | Views: 118 | Added by: nagaforum | Date: 01-Sep-2017 | Comments (1)

The political drama that is unfolding as election approaches is fascinating. The question of who will get the party ticket and the hullabaloo associated with it was also intriguing. But with the fascination and the intrigue also comes concern. The concern is about the choice of our candidates and our attitude towards election. People do not seem to realise how much power our votes holds in bringing about changes that we want. Election is the opportunity where we make use of our right and power as people to express what we want and to choose our representatives. However, we all know that, we have been squandering that right and power for a mere sum. We get paid to vote for the party that offers money without realising the plunder we make. By voting for money we are selling off our future. By allowing ourselves to be bought, we allow the candidates to take us for granted. We allow them to take advantage of us by freeing themselves from their responsibilities towards us when they get elected because they have already paid us for our vote. But allowing ourselves to be bought with money is also an indication of how election and candidates are seen by the common people.
Politics | Views: 164 | Added by: nagaforum | Date: 24-Feb-2017 | Comments (0)

By : Sira Kharay

Revolution, though, may be considered illegitimate in Kantian postulate, is nevertheless recognised as an inalienable right which belongs to the “people” since the American Declaration of Independence, 1776. In like manner, the principle of “right to self-determination” today has been recognized under international law as a “jus cogens” norm constituting an obligation “erga omnes” from which no state can derogate. While a post-nation state dimension of the concept has been rapidly emerging, India has officially reserved the applicability of the norm to any section of people within its boundary for conventional tactical calculations in the Asian geo-political theatre.

Politics | Views: 284 | Added by: nagaforum | Date: 20-Oct-2015 | Comments (1)

Introduction
First of all, I on behalf of Nagas in Myanmar and myself would like to greet you all who have come from all Naga inhabited areas and all the guests to attend this meaningful conference. May our God Almighty fill your hearts and souls with peace, love, joy and hope. There are days and moments that each of us has been with much prayer and hope looking for the time when we the Nagas can come together to share our common dreams and work for a shared future. And the day has come in its opportune time and Nagas have taken up this opportunity without fail because we are determined to be what we are. Psalmist says there is a great blessing when brothers and sisters come together in unity and in harmony. So Yes. Today is a day of blessing for us as we all the Nagas from across the borders and boundaries come together in such a manner. Today gathering of the Nagas is strange and yet exciting because Nagas are seen here as the nationals of two different nation-states – India and Myanmar, though there was nothing as such in our history. We were Nagas and Nagas alone. As we look back to our history, there are many historic moments in the rich history of the Naga people and may we also count this day a historic moment for us because Nagas from all over Naga inhabited areas have come together by showing our unity and oneness. This is a sign that we are gradually realizing who we are and what we are in the course of world history.

Politics | Views: 282 | Added by: nagaforum | Date: 20-Oct-2015 | Comments (0)

Ostensibly the Inner Line Permit System is to control the influx of outsiders into Manipur. But see the fine print and read between the lines. The Bills introduced in the Manipur Assembly in response to the demand of the Joint Committee on Inner Line Permit System (JCILPS) makes it becomes crystal clear. ILPS is apparently about outsiders but the hidden agenda is that it is against the native tribal populace of the State. Why? Outsiders are never really a threat, because they cannot own land anyways in the valley area, and never competitors in the government job market. The tribal people can own land in the valley area and are therefore a threat and a nuisance to the valley people. Moreover, the valley people want to grab the land of the tribals in the hill areas.
Let us see the Protection of Manipur People Bill, 2015. Clause 2 (b) of the Bill defines “Manipur People” as “Persons of Manipur whose names are in the National Register of Citizens, 1951, Census Report 1951 and Village Directory of 1951 and their descendants who have contributed collective social, cultural and economic life of Manipur”.

Politics | Views: 221 | Added by: nagaforum | Date: 20-Oct-2015 | Comments (0)

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